What is Entertainment Law?

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Entertainment law is the package of services, including contracts and copyrights, that is intended for pieces of entertainment like books, movies and visual arts. Protecting work from being plagiarized or otherwise exploited is a great concern for those working in the entertainment industries. Copyright and trademark laws in Wisconsin are intended to protect the intellectual property rights of those who work in the entertainment field.

What is A Copyright?

A copyright for a specific piece of entertainment means that a party has the exclusive right to produce it. If others want to use it, they must first get consent from the copyright holder. When a copyright holder gives consent for others to use the protected material, it is called a license. A copyright holder in Wisconsin also has the exclusive privilege of selling any licenses for the price it chooses. The procedure for getting a copyright and how long it lasts once issued are governed by entertainment law. Aside from protecting your property rights, getting a copyright will allow you to sell licenses to others.

What is a Trademark?

A trademark is any noticeable characteristic that is associated with something, such as the symbol for a commercial brand. Trademarks can be key to establishing product recognition in the entertainment industry. Although they do not expire, trademarks must be obtained through registering with the U.S. patent and trademark office. With your trademark, buyers will start to recognize your product more easily.

How Can a Wisconsin Attorney Help?

Entertainment law is sometimes an area of specialization for attorneys in Sheboygan, so you may want to speak with them to find out whether you need a trademark or copyright. Also once you do apply, attorneys serve as good guides through the process of obtaining intellectual property right in Wisconsin.

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Life in Sheboygan

Sheboygan is located in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Per the 2010 census, the population is 49,288 people.

Popular sites include Above Beyond Children's Museum, Blue Harbor Resort, Bookworm Gardens, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan Municipal Auditorium and Armory, and Whistling Straits.

The city is also home to many small law offices that cater to the legal needs of local residents and businesses.

Popular residents include Ray Buivid, John Dittrich, Joe Hauser, Wesley Lau, George Sauer, Carl Schuette, and E.E. Smith.

Overall, the city is a wonderful place to visit and live!

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